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Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment Right For Me?

In mental health May 24th, 2023 No Comments

Taking the first steps towards recovery often means navigating through a maze of terms, treatment options, and sometimes, confusing medical jargon. One term you’re likely to encounter is “dual diagnosis,” a concept that may initially seem daunting. However, gaining clarity about this term and what it means for your recovery can be empowering. Here, we…

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How My Substance Use Disorder Impacted My Kids

In Family Addiction Treatment April 24th, 2023 No Comments

As a parent, the choices we make and the lives we lead can have profound effects on our children. This is especially true when it comes to substance use disorders. To give you a sense of what I mean, I’m going to share my personal story about how my struggle with addiction impacted my children….

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7 Life-Changing Advantages of Residential Drug Treatment Programs

In Treatment Programs March 21st, 2023 No Comments

Recovering from drug addiction is not an easy journey, but it is a path worth traveling. As you, or your loved one, embark on this process of healing and self-discovery, it’s crucial to find the right support system. One of the most effective ways to overcome addiction is through a residential drug treatment program. In…

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What is Dual Diagnosis Treatment? Here are 5 Things You Should Know

In mental health March 2nd, 2023 No Comments

If you or a loved one are planning to go to a treatment center for substance abuse, you’ve probably heard the term ‘dual diagnosis’ repeated over and over again. All of the best rehabs offer dual diagnosis treatment. It is often one of the very first things they will tell you about the institution. But…

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Outpatient Rehab: How Does it Work?

In Treatment Programs February 15th, 2023 No Comments

Addiction is a mental illness that affects millions of people and their loved ones. It can rob individuals of their health, relationships, and sense of self, leaving them feeling lost and hopeless. It can create a vicious cycle of physical and psychological dependence that can make it extremely difficult for individuals to quit on their…

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Why should you choose a Residential Treatment Center for Addiction?

In Treatment Programs December 2nd, 2022 No Comments

Substance use disorder (or addiction) is a common illness, with approximately 39 million people in America alone suffering from it. As such, there are many different types of treatment out there. However, time and time again, people struggling with addiction are advised to choose a residential treatment center or rehab. This has been true for…

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These Common Misconceptions about Addicts are Harmful

In Alcohol Addiction November 4th, 2022 No Comments

Addiction is an illness that is misunderstood by many people. Some misconceptions regarding addiction can be harmless, as long as they are not imposed on people suffering with addiction. However, when it comes to the way people see addicts, misconceptions can cause real harm. It is important to dispel some of the harmful ideas about…

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3 Reasons you need to live in the Moment after Rehab

In blog October 11th, 2022 No Comments

Whether you are in a 12 Step Program or any other form of addiction treatment, you will have heard one common theme. To recover you need to live in the moment. In AA and NA they call this ‘Just for Today’. In other programs they link it to mindfulness and living in the present. But…

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How Do You Know If You’re In Denial?

In Alcohol Addiction September 3rd, 2022 No Comments

Has someone told you that you have a drinking problem? If so, did you believe them? One of the most common responses to alcoholism is denial, but figuring out if you’re in denial is tricky territory. Denial is a coping mechanism alcoholics use when the problem itself feels too big to confront. Admitting to yourself…

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Look out for these Red Flags when dating as a Recovering Addict

In Alcohol Addiction August 2nd, 2022 No Comments

Recovering from addiction is a complex process that impacts every aspect of your life. One area in which many addicts struggle is dating. Unhealthy relationships can sabotage your recovery, whether that is because your partner becomes an enabler or because they cause you pain and trigger you. A particularly toxic person may even be rooting…

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